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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group C Preview: Iran, Puerto Rico, Spain, Tunisia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32. Said countries are split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The two that finish with the best record move on to the knockout round, while the other pair enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group B Preview: Argentina, Korea, Nigeria, Russia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32. Said countries are split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The two that finish with the best record move on to the knockout round, while the other two enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group A Preview: China, Cote D’Ivoire, Poland, Venezuela

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31. As part of the event’s rebrand, the number of countries incorporated will expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is being held in China and will crown a champion—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The nations are…

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FIBA World Cup 2019: Ranking Team USA’s Biggest Threats

Formally known as the FIBA World Championship, the inaugural FIBA World Cup of Basketball begins on August 31 and has been rebranded in hopes of gaining more popularity—it was also moved from 2018 to 2019 so as not to conflict with the men’s FIFA World Cup. Since 2008, international basketball competitions have been dominated by…

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Comparing ‘Basketball Without Borders’ to AAU as Pro Hoops Pipelines

As the game endlessly globalizes, organizations at the pinnacle of basketball have collaborated to develop athletes with optimal results. This is especially true with the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) program run as a collaboration by the NBA and FIBA beginning back in 2001. It has been able to help develop global talent and allow them…

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This EuroLeague Champ, MVP Could Make an NBA Return

I’d like to begin by stating that what you will read is biased. I have had the blessing of scouting and watching Nando De Colo grow into more than a basketball player. While I do my best to stay within my lane as a consultant as well as a basketball journeyman who works around Europe…

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Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin Make Anadolu Efes History

An NBA hopeful and a player who is making a strong pitch for a return to the league just helped Turkish club Anadolu Efes make some history by advancing to the EuroLeague Final Four. We’re talking about Philadelphia 76ers stashed guard Vasilije Micic and former Brooklyn Net and Boston Celtic Shane Larkin. And, no, I’m…

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2019 EuroLeague Playoffs: Key Performances from the Quarterfinal Series

Rounds 1 and 2 of the EuroLeague playoffs are on the books. The first week of the quarterfinal series held a bunch of stunning, truly historic upsets that leave room for a potential surprise regarding the teams that will advance in the Final Four. Heavy underdog Zalgiris Kaunas stunned mega powerhouse Fenerbahce Beko 82 –…

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Vasilije Micic Shows He’s Got Right Stuff for Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers fans are currently busy watching their team bouncing back in the playoffs, taking a 2-1 lead over the Brooklyn Nets following a stunning Game 1 loss. Though the Sixers seemed to gain control of the series and show that they are indeed the favorite, this doesn’t mean certain issues regarding the team’s depth…

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5 Players NBA Fans Should Pay Attention to During EuroLeague Playoffs

The 2019 EuroLeague playoffs begin Tuesday, April 16, with the game between CSKA Moscow and Baskonia in Russia. This is just one of the quarterfinal matches where there are players that may potentially attract NBA interest during the offseason or the further future. For fans that are looking to spice up their NBA playoffs meal…

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